Are you ignoring your tooth pain? That mysterious throbbing in your mouth may be a sign of infection. While it might seem easier to disregard the pain, it is important to seek treatment because oral health is a critical piece of your overall physical wellness. Dr. Jacqueline Subka is a dentist in Thousand Oaks, CA, who can perform your root canal procedure quickly and comfortably.
Who Needs a Root Canal?
Teeth are comprised of three layers. The enamel layer is the white coating you can see, and it surrounds the dentin layer. Within the dentin layer is the pulp layer, which hosts the nerves and arteries for each tooth. If the pulp layer of one of your teeth becomes infected due to severe tooth decay or damage, then you will need a root canal.
What Are the Benefits?
Severely infected teeth can spread bacteria to the rest of the body, and they eventually fall out if they are not treated in time. Root canals eliminate the infection of the pulp, so they halt the spread of bacteria and often save the affected teeth in the process.
What Is Treatment Like?
During your treatment, patients are sedated under general anesthesia. Your dentist will create an opening in your tooth and then file out the infected areas inside. Once the infection is eliminated, you will get a filling and a crown to restore the tooth’s original structure. After you wake up, you will experience discomfort for a few days. However, once the pain of the procedure subsides, you will find that the pain of the infection has disappeared along with it.
How Do I Get Started?
If you are ready to get treatment for your tooth pain, then call the offices of Dr. Subka to set up an appointment. We will evaluate your teeth, recommend treatment, and schedule the necessary procedures. We look forward to restoring your health and comfort as soon as possible.